Wednesday, February 28, 2018


I can't believe my baby turned FIVE on January 19th!!! How is that possible? It was just yesterday that we prayed for him and wished we would have the chance to be parents. It's been a few short years that he was up all night being fed, crawling towards everything, running his walker into the walls and hitting a ball from the time he stood up. Now he's of school age and full of life. January birthdays are not the most fun to have or fun to plan. It's inevitable living in New York, there will either be a snow storm or there will be snow. This year was a perfect 40 degree day. Luckily, in weeks past, we had gotten enough snow for sledding that day. We rode the four wheeler and pulled the snow tube behind, went sledding and made a snowman. My Mom, sister, brother in law, niece and nephew came from Canandaigua to join us along with my mother, father and brother in law. We had lunch, cake and ice cream. We really couldn't have imagined a better day to celebrate OUR BOY!!! 

I made the letters covered in moss. Supplies from Michaels and Target. Birthday banner from Tin Cakes

Cupcakes from Walmart; Wooden deer antler: Wooden You Like it; Tulip Baking Cup: Your Party and Gift Shop
"Five" cake topper: Forever Wedding Crafts

FIVE things about Mason: 

1- He is full of LIFE!!! And I mean this kid never sits. He loves to have a good time. He is always smiling and laughing. He has more energy than a freight train. I love his carefree spirit. He rarely is in a bad mood or cries. Mason is such a happy little guy. 

2- He loves snacks!!! From day one, he would eat like every 2-3 hours and it would be little amounts.   Today, he would rather eat a snack and not his meal. He loves, loves, loves popcorn and anything sweet. Ice cream is his JAM!!!! 

3- Mason loves baseball!! Since he learned to stand he would gravitate towards a ball to play with first. He has been hitting a ball from a pitch since he was 2 1/2. Today, if he doesn't have a ball in his hand at some point of the day, he may not be feeling well. He will start his baseball career (lol) this April when he plays t-ball! 

4- His speech is slowly progressing. He is responding to his speech therapist, which has never happened. He asks if tomorrow is the day that he has speech and wonders what they will be doing at the next meeting. We are seeing that he is speaking in sentences and we can understand his words better!! This is major progress. 

5- He is obsessed with quirky items such as masking tape and bubble wrap. Funny, right? He loves taping everything up with tape including his father, the refrigerator, and toys. I'm sure he will get a laugh about doing this when he is older!! Gotta love the innocence. 
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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Welcome 2018

Gosh, it feels like I haven't written a post in months. The holidays are super busy for us starting the day after Thanksgiving. We are all hands on deck at our Christmas tree farm. I had all intentions of documenting my Thanksgiving table scape, the adventures we had this year at the tree farm and our amazing Christmas, but life just got away the past year. I like to think of it like, we were making so many memories that we didn't have time to document it all. 
Thanksgiving table. candle stands
Wreath made by Hober Tree Farm
Hober Tree Farm
wrapping paper-Sugarpaper
Christmas card  Ornaments Candle
January brings three birthdays in our family, my brother in law, my niece and Mason's. My niece Gabrielle turned 13 this year. 13... I don't even know how that is possible. She is my God daughter also so she's pretty special in my eyes. She didn't want a huge celebration but has decided to have a pool party at our pool this summer! January birthday's are hard to plan and celebrate. 

January is always a fresh new start for me. A reset and recharge and to evaluate what goals you have for the new year and what you want to change. We have some exciting things planned this year; we are remodeling our kitchen which is long over due. I am hoping for a new window in our living room to open it up and provide more light. I'm looking forward to Mason playing t-ball in April and him learning to ride his bike without training wheels. Joe will begin his 15th year of coaching Girl's Varsity Track. I hope to find something that will incorporate my new degree and my love for law. 

With my stomach issues, I hope this year I can receive more answers and maybe some relief. I'm thinking of eliminating all gluten in our meals which I think will benefit us all. Essential oils have become a part of our everyday life. I'm excited to see how they will help us live simpler and healthier this year. 

I'm optimistic the new year will bring more memory making and less worrying about what hasn't gotten done, more healthier eating and less eating out, more carefree living and less obligations, more easier options and less worrying, more living simpler and less clutter. 

I would love to hear what you have planned for the new year! Here's to an amazing year and new possibilities!! 

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